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Installing Lubuntu on Old Computer

I am trying to revive an old computer of mine. It is a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP. I am using unetbootin with Grub to install Lubuntu, however when I try to install after restarting the ...
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GRUB: Adding entry for OS on different hard drive

I've got two hard drives in my computer after I replaced one for windows. Since I love linux so much, I put a copy of Xubuntu on the one that I had initially replaced, and I now have two separate ...
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Active Directory Domain with SAMBA or Other Tool

Can I create a domain using SAMBA and set up Active Directory with SAMBA on it? And by this I mean no windows servers involved. I would also like to be able to log in from a Windows machine. ...
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Can't boot Fedora from Kali's Grub

I've had Windows 10 and Fedora 24 installed, dual-booting, and it has been fine, but I just installed Kali in the remaining 200 GB, and the bootloader it installed can't boot Fedora. If I go into my ...
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Can I decentely code C# on Linux? [on hold]

I'm about to learn C# for my studies, and I was wondering if it was viable to code on Linux ? Today, I can't bear Windows anymore, and I would rather code on Linux. So, is it practical, is the ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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Trouble Joining an Active Directory Domain

I'm trying to join an Ubuntu 14.04 server to a Windows 2003 R2 domain. My admin says that from the controller side, it is part of the domain. But SSSD can't seem to start and DNS update fails. I've ...
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How to boot tablet from usb [migrated]

I need to boot my tablet from usb stick where my windows 10 install files are stored. There are no boot settings, I can access only UEFI shell see: That usb is blk0 and blk1 (when i unplug they ...
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Trouble mounting a centos NFS export on Windows 2012 R2

Hoping somebody can help me out here. Have been struggling with this for a while now. I have a Centos 6.7 box which has NFS installed. I have an export/share configured; my exports file is like so.....
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Dual-boot Ubuntu cannot access the Windows drive that it was installed on with wubi

I had Windows with two drives C: and D:. In the drive C:, I have my Windows. In the drive D:, I had my all other files and data. I installed Ubuntu in the drive D:, without deleting any data from it. ...
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Bushound alternative for Linux for SCSI logging

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good solution to logging specific SCSI device traffic on Linux? Does anyone knew of a comprable Linux alternative to Window's Bushound? I have looked at already ...
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Grub Rescue 2 Problem

I recently deleted partitions containing Kali Linux and now my computer boots into grub rescue mode. When I tried to boot to Kali Live from my flash drive, there was an error with a failure to read ...
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Fedora installer doesn't see my Windows 7 partitions

I tried to install Fedora 17 on the same disk I have Windows 7. First I got the message, that there are no free space to create partition, even in Windows part of disk was marked as unallocated. I ...
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Grub2 Rescue Help

I installed Kali Linux and was able to dual boot it with Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I recently deleted a few partitions in order to get rid of Linux since I rarely used it. On reboot I saw the grub ...
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Linux mint and windows 10 dual boot with 2 HDD

I have one ssd and two hdd. On one of the hdd I have windows 10 and on the other linux mint 17.3. When starting up grub shows up like it should but it only has linux mint as an option. If I try to ...
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CUPS doesn't count the copies of documents

I have a Samsung ML-5515DN connected via usb to a Debian 8 pc, with CUPS installed. This pc works like a printer server and I have connected to it a Windows 7 pc. In windows I have configured the ...
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Unable to boot to windows

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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Sending files from Unix to multiple windows systems [on hold]

I need to send some files to multiple Windows systems from a unix server, since MS Windows does not ship with any secure file transfer programs such as SCP or SFTP is there any other option to send ...
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Visually displaying keyboard layouts of X.org? / Also: where do X.org keyboard layouts came from? [closed]

I'd like to visually see how some of the keyboard layouts in X.org look like, as an example in Windows I can see them with a program called Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator or even on Wikipedia. ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 with Ubuntu

I recently bought a new SSD drive for my PC and would like to install a version of ubuntu on it. I installed the drive and managed to get the OS on the SSD but when I boot the PC I'm given no option ...
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Why do files created via Samba get different ACL (mask) permissions depending on the client OS?

I tested this on a clean install of Debian Jessie, but I also have this problem on other machines (ex: Ubuntu 12.04). In addition to the base install, I installed sudo, samba, and cifs-utils. Shared ...
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How to get the photos off a Windows phone

How can I see the photos taken with a Windows phone? I'm used to simply plugging in a phone using an USB cable and being able to browse to the folder containing the photos. In this case however, ...
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Traffic between two separate openvpn servers' clients

I have two Openvpn servers on two separate linux boxes, with different settings and clients. Lets call them server A and server B. When I connect to server A, I want to be able to access server's B ...
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Why can't I install CentOS 7 in dual-boot with Winows 8.1?

I need to build something under Apache Cloudstack. As for now I don't know exactly what, it needs to be some kind of application/project that would shows up some of the most relevant peculiarities of ...
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CentOS Virtualbox vdi to raw problem

So I had CentOS7 running on a virtual machine then I tried to move it to a physical hard drive using the commandline "D:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>vboxmanage clonehd --format RAW D:\Virtualbox \...
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Is it possible to make ls ignore Windows hidden files?

I'm using the GnuWin32 libraries on a Windows 7 machine. I do not like that the ls command shows NTFS hidden files. I've found two methods to hide these files. One solution is to mount the partition ...
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Dual Boot: Deepin Linux, Windows 10, now windows not shutting down [closed]

I have installed Deepin, later I installed Windows 10 Pro, x64 edition. The problem I have now is that my Windows won't shut down, I can restart it, but when I choose to shutdown, the screen goes ...
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forward Windows application connection to a unix VPS to bypass port restriction

my campus has blocked all ports except those for webpages 80, 443, but funnily I can access my SSH via putty with port 88888 configured on its sshd. I am wondering if there's a way I can make my ...
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When is exFAT coming to Linux? [closed]

It seems that exFAT is to be the next standard filesystem for removable media. The problem is, it is designed by Microsoft and made proprietary. However, it is the standard FS for the upcoming SDXC ...
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grub cannot boot windows 10

When I installed windows 10 I had to manually partition the hard drive to do it. I did it to the standard shown here (more like the first one although I did still make a re tools partitions without ...
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Ethernet Connection not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (with Windows 10 dual boot)

I've dual booted Windows 10 (first) with Ubuntu 14.04. The ethernet works fine when logged into Windows, but when I log into Ubuntu, The Connection Icon (right on the top tray) shows the wireless icon,...
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How to make the Windows guest machine use more the one CPU?

I do believe this question has been posted before not only here but on Linux forums as well. However I could not implement the solutions, I am probably missing something obvious. KVM Host: Fedora 23 ...
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Stuck on laptop logo on statup

i had windows 10 on my laptop. Then i have added kali-linux as dual boot.On start up i would get GNU grub. But after setting my bios password i am stuck on the splash screen that is the logo of my ...
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Printing to CUPS from Windows

Am running Fedora 23 on a desktop connected to HP Deskjet F2400 and I want to print to it from a Windows 10 laptop. I have cups installed, but I have a few problems: I don't know the username and ...
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Windows Internet Download Manager alternative for Linux

Windows has a famous program called internet download manager. This is the only last software which has kept me from fully migrating to linux from windows. Is there any credible alternative for the ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. w8 boots through grub shell, but not from menu

I have a laptop, with installations of Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 8. Windows 8 was first installed on the system, and Ubuntu was installed afterwards. During the Ubuntu installation, the installer ...
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Why does Arch Linux keep Windows headphone mute

I have Windows 7 installed, and headphones work perfectly. Few days ago, I installed Arch Linux along with Win7. This issue appears with gnome/xfce4/openbox. Perhaps it is not related to desktop ...
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inotifywait doesn't monitor Windows users saving to Samba share on Linux

I have inotifywait(version 3.14) on Linux to monitor a folder that is shared with Samba Version 4.3.9-Ubuntu. It works if I copy a file from Linux machine to samba share(that is on different machine, ...
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Windows partition not appearing when installing Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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Getting a Windows 7 installation to run virtualized under Ubuntu?

I've currently installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu via dualboot. To avoid switching the OS by rebooting, i want to be able to start my Windows 7 via a virtual machine. It is important to be able to boot ...
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Mount windows share

I've just literally spent about 2 hours trying to simply mount a windows share on linux. Mounting with cifs causes deadly hangs as discussed here. So I tried to mount via nfs as discussed in this ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 Dual-Boot w/Windows 7 No Longer Loads

A while back, I installed Backtrack 5 R2 to Dual Boot on a Windows 7 PC. It worked fine for a while, but now when I try to load it, the screen gets all messed up (tried to get a picture with my phone, ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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Printing to ubuntu client via network, using php that reside in windows 7 webserver [closed]

I plan to change my windows 7 client to ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The client has a local printer (Epson LX-310) that is used to print an invoice in web app environment built using apache with php (the web ...
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Pass fastboot USB device to VirtualBox Windows VM from ArchLinux

I have a Xiaomi android phone and I want to unlock its bootloader. The official way is using a Windows tool, so I booted up my Windows VM and tried to pass the USB device form the devices menu, but it ...
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Force-Mount windows hibernated partition in Read/Write mode

I have a dual boot system with an NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17. There is also another NTFS partition (E:) which I would like ...
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I SSH into a linux server via putty, and i have a linked drive on my windows machine. How can I access files on other drives?

I am using a linux server to run scripts and manage a database. I get to this using a SSH through PuTTY. On my windows machine there is a mapped drive to a directory (/mapped_drive/) on this server (X:...
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Samba 4 has high CPU usage when accessing mapped drive through Windows

I have noticed that when I access my Samba share from Windows, the smbd daemon will always use aprox 10-20% CPU - no matter if the share is used or not from Windows. Even if I close the share/window, ...